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Who Pays For Flooded Homes?


September 28, 2017

Hurricane Harvey dumped more than four feet of rain along the Texas coast, causing extensive flooding and ruining thousands of homes. Hurricane Irma caused widespread flooding in Florida, from Jacksonville on the east coast to Bonita Springs on the west coast. And Hurricane Maria destroyed much of Puerto Rico with floodwaters transforming streets into raging rivers. While this editorial is being written, Maria, now a tropical storm, is overwashing N.C. 12 along the North Carolina coast and is predicted to erode more than half of the dunes on the Outer Banks.

While these storms have been e...

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